Cadwalader Named a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm by Benchmark

November 17, 2011

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s most prominent legal advisors to financial institutions and corporations, was recognized as a “highly recommended” litigation firm and several of the firm’s litigators were cited as “stars” in the 2012 edition of Benchmark Litigation 2012: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. The firm garnered National Rankings in Antitrust, Bankruptcy, General Commercial, Insurance, and Securities, and was named as “Highly Recommended” for Litigation in New York.

Gregory Markel and Louis Solomon, Co-Chairs of Cadwalader’s 180-lawyer Litigation Department, and partners George Davis (bankruptcy litigation), Jason Halper (commercial litigation), Christopher Hughes (Head of the Intellectual Property practice), Peter Moll (antitrust litigation), and Charles (“Rick”) Rule (Head of the Antitrust practice) all achieved national “litigation star” status in their respective areas of practice. These national honors identify attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions and who are consistently recommended within the U.S. business and legal communities for the quality of their trial work.

As a “highly recommended” New York firm, Cadwalader is considered to be among the dominant firms in the jurisdiction. Consistently described as highly reputable and effective litigators, Mr. Markel was selected as a “local litigation star” for commercial and securities litigation in New York, while Messrs. Solomon and. Halper were tapped as local stars in New York commercial litigation. Mr. Davis was recommended for bankruptcy litigation in New York. Messrs. Rule and Moll were similarly recognized for antitrust litigation in the Washington, D.C. region. In addition, Benchmark named Michael Horowitz and Bradley Bondi, partners in the firm’s highly regarded business fraud, white collar crime, and securities enforcement team, as “future stars” based on consistent recommendations by peer firm partners, competitors, and clients.

Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the U.S. The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period during which researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. The results of national research are highlighted in separate specialized rankings for appellate, antitrust, bankruptcy, general commercial, insurance, intellectual property, international arbitration, products liability, securities, and white-collar crime.